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Integrating Health Informatics Into Australian Higher Education Health Profession Curricula


Cummings, E and Wheton, S and Mather, C, Integrating Health Informatics Into Australian Higher Education Health Profession Curricula, Health Professionals' Education in the Age of Clinical Information Systems, Mobile Computing and Social Networks, Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc, S Aviv, E Borycki and S Reis (ed), United States, pp. 323-343. ISBN 9780128053621 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-805362-1.00016-4


Health informatics has reached the point where it is ubiquitous, yet in Australia, healthcare professionalsí education, at multiple levels, rarely includes health informatics education. This chapter provides a background to the current health informatics in Australia and situated within a global context. Challenges and possible solutions to the issue of healthcare professional informatics education are discussed. We provide four case study examples where health informatics has successfully been introduced into the curricula within one Australian university. These case studies provide context that demonstrate the evolution of health informatics within the higher education sector.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Informatics education, health informatics, higher education, healthcare informatics education, community of practice, digital professionalism
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Health education and promotion
UTAS Author:Cummings, E (Associate Professor Liz Cummings)
UTAS Author:Mather, C (Dr Carey Mather)
ID Code:119813
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2017-08-05
Last Modified:2018-09-13

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